May 2005 News Article Archive

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Major Poker Company Joins eCOGRA - 31 May 2005
The important turnkey online poker provider Ongame has successfully completed rigorous acceptance inspections for membership of the international regulator eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA).The announcement today has significant implications for the first ever self-imposed regulation of the - read more »

Top Poker Player Tony G Named CEO of Poker Champs Online Poker Room - 30 May 2005
Antanas Guoga, known in the poker world as Tony G was named the CEO of online poker room Poker Champs ( today, in a move that was welcomed by shareholders.Poker Champs is the online home of Gus Hansen, and Gus personally helped develop, and plan the site. Gus had this to say about Tony's appo - read more »

Full Tilt Poker Launches New Website - 30 May 2005
Full Tilt Poker, one of the fastest growing online poker sites, announced today the launch of their newly redesigned website. The new site,, is the gateway to Full Tilt Poker's cutting-edge online poker software, as well as a hub for those looking to play, chat, and learn with the biggest names in - read more »

Has Picked a Winner? - 30 May 2005
Chuck Champion, CEO of, has a dream: He wants to revive off-track betting on horse racing as a thriving Internet business. He's out to clean up the gaming industry's image, too. Unlike the many gaming and bookmaking Web sites that find homes overseas to avoid U.S. regulations, Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Yo - read more »

Full Tilt Poker's Phil Ivey Makes History - 27 May 2005
Team Full Tilt's Phil Ivey is on a winning streak and making history, landing at the final tables of four major televised poker events in a row, with buy-ins ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Over the past two months, Phil Ivey has been giving competitors a run for their money, winning close to $800,000.Phil Ivey started - read more »

Flat Panel LCD Monitors to be Given to Tiki Bingo Players - 27 May 2005
Over the coming weeks five lucky players at Tiki Bingo ( will a win super sharp, 19 inch flat panel LCD monitor. Since its launch in October 2003, Tiki Bingo has grown a loyal following and is now well know for its bright Hawaiian themed graphics and exciting bingo-community atmosphere.“Online - read more »

Golden Nugget Laughlin Might Go To Landry's - 27 May 2005
Barrick Gaming has terminated its agreement to buy the Golden Nugget Laughlin hotel-casino, leaving Landry's Restaurants in position to acquire it, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Las Vegas-based Barrick said in the May 17 filings that Poster Financial Group, the owner of Golde - read more »

Kiwi Casino Player Turns $200 Deposit into $54,146 Winnings - 24 May 2005
Linda from New York state joined Kiwi Casino early May 2005 and made a $200 deposit. She played her first game on nine days later. Within a further two days later she racked up $54,146 in winnings. "Linda isn't the first player to win a 'life changing amount' at Kiwi Casino and she certainly won't be the last. It's rea - read more »

American Idol Stands to Become the Single Most Bet on Television Show Ever - 23 May 2005
True there isn't any true data to compare with previous show that have drawn a rather large betting contingency over the years (i.e. the Sopranos and Survivor) but here is a sure bet, American Idol is likely to surpass all of least in terms of sheer has noticed a huge flow of fans (an - read more »

Star Wars Episode III, American Idol Causing Buzz Among Bettors - 23 May 2005
It is no secret to the folks of that gambling on major entertainment events can be big business. We taught the world this during the days leading up to the Academy Awards where "betting on the Oscar" inquiries at times averaged 10 per minute and sometimes more.Other events have since caught fire. After a - read more »

SyberWorks Selected by the American Contract Bridge League to Develop Online Bridge Education Content through the SyberWorks Hosted e-Learning Solution - 23 May 2005
Linda Granell, Director of Marketing for the American Contract Bridge League says, “One of the key factors in membership recruitment and retention is the quality of the bridge club directors who oversee the games. A well-trained, highly knowledgeable director is more likely to run games that are both fun and efficient, - read more »

Vinnie Jones and Celebrities Online Poker Showdown to Aid SPARKS - 23 May 2005
SPARKS has teamed up with Getminted to bring you a celebrity online poker night which will take place on Tues., May 24th at 8 p.m. Vinnie Jones and a host of celebrities are in preparation for this fun-packed poker challenge with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for SPARKS charity in the process. And you too can - read more »

Football Betting Trends to keep an eye on this year. - 20 May 2005
Until last year, the past 10 years the winners of the Super Bowl are a combined 58-79 ATS for a lousy 42% win ratio following their Super Bowl victory. While the losers of the Super Bowl are even worse the following year at 64-94 for a 41% win ratio. Combined, that is a record of 122-173 ATS for a low 41% win ratio. I - read more » Proudly Announces the Launch of High Roller Lifestyle Magazine: A Sophisticated Guide to a Life of Glamour and Luxury - 20 May 2005
R&S Report Company -parent company of is to launch their most ambitious project to date. A top tier lifestyle magazine titled High Roller. The publication will premiere on June 15, 2005 on a bi-monthly basis with an initial rate base of 200,000 and it will be distributed in newsstands by Hudson and Curt - read more » Announces Launch of Syndicated Poker Column for Poker, Gambling, and Casino Portal Webmasters - 20 May 2005
To help fill the growing need of quality content for poker, gambling and casino portal owners, has announced the launch of a syndicated poker column, titled The Poker Column.With the increased media exposure poker has received in recent years, the number of websites about it are expanding rapidly. Th - read more »

Gigi Bags Teams with Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation; Creates Gift Bags for Hollywood Celebrities, Lakers Players, and other Guests at Charity Casino Night - 20 May 2005
Gigi Bags was on the scene, handing out the “goodie” gift bags it created to the 1,200 Hollywood Celebrities, Lakers Players, and other guests in attendance at the Second Annual Lakers Casino Night Benefitting the Lakers Youth Foundation, held April 14, 2005 in Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California.Contents of the - read more »

Online Poker Regulation, an Urgent Call by State Representative Jim Kasper (R-Fargo): Why Not North Dakota and Why Not Now? - 20 May 2005
Many industry experts estimate there are between 40 and 50 Million Americans currently playing poker recreationally, offline. Let's stop right there for one second, sip on that… between 40 and 50 million people! The U.S. total population comprehends a little over 291 Million people; that tells you that a whooping 17% o - read more »

Peermont bets on casino growth in Africa - 18 May 2005
South African hotel and casino company Peermont Global is in talks to launch hotel and casino resorts in Mozambique, Angola and Uganda as it expands in Africa to keep profits rising.CE Ernie Joubert told Reuters South Africa's second-biggest hotel and gambling company expected to clinch a deal next month and at least a - read more »

Betting on the Preakness Could Surpass Kentucky Derby This Year - 18 May 2005
There is a good chance that betting on the 2005 Preakness may surpass that of the Kentucky Derby as believes many more people will be motivated to bet long shots with the hope of striking it rich.Giacome stunned the racing world by winning The Kentucky Derby as a 50 to 1 long shot. Alone, he paid $50 for - read more »

Call for Entries for AbsolutePoker's Free 'Win Your Tuition' Texas Hold'em Tournament Ends Thursday, May 19 - 18 May 2005
College students interested in winning tuition money for Fall 2005 semester at the school of their choice have until midnight PST this Thursday May 19 to enter the AbsolutePoker ( ) Free "Win Your Tuition" Texas Hold'em tournament May 26.Close to 4,000 students from around the world and fro - read more »

pokerzone: Tuning into the UK Poker Explosion - 17 May 2005
pokerzone is the UKfs new poker and casino lifestyle entertainment channel available on SKY Channel 226 and global broadband. It is expected to captivate a new audience of UK poker enthusiasts whose interest in the game has been piqued by the omnipresent online poker room advertising throughout the UK.Online poker roo - read more »

Underwater casino planned in Macau - 17 May 2005
The battle for casino supremacy in Macau has moved to a new frontier. An underwater casino hall with a capacity of 450 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines will open in mid-2008, one of its developers Melco International Development, said in a statement yesterday.The casino "will be surrounded by water and marine life - read more »

Tribeca Tables and Gambling Federation Sign Major Online Poker Deal - 17 May 2005
Gambling Federationfs CEO Flaviano Fogli said, gWe are extremely excited at the prospect of working with Tribeca Tables. We see all our existing casino brands benefiting from Tribecafs poker expertise and network experience and we are looking forward to the launch and a long fruitful partnershiph. Steve Cook, Eur - read more »

Hill in front after striking £540m all-cash deal for Stanley Leisure - 17 May 2005
Bookmaker William Hill yesterday became the front-runner in sports gambling on the UK high street after snapping up 600 betting shops from rival Stanley Leisure for £540m in an all-cash deal.The purchase, which has to be approved by shareholders and competition authorities, will see William Hill add 624 outlets to its - read more »

Poker DVD Pair is Better than Pocket Aces - 16 May 2005
Buckles, snaps, boomerangs and slides are among the 40 plus card stunts and tricks you can learn from watching Official Poker Inc.'s "Card Stunts DVD", a companion to the best selling "Chip Tricks DVD." Award winning magician and monthly Bluff columnist Rich Ferguson is again our host for an up close and revealing look - read more »

Adam Dujmovic Wins The British Poker Open Televised Live On The Poker Channel - 15 May 2005
Adam Dujmovic, the Chicago based semi-professional poker player, on Monday night won almost £100,000 in the inaugural British Poker Open (BPO) Final, knocking out current World Poker Champion Greg “Fossilman” Raymer.Broadcast live on The Poker Channel (EPG 265), Dujmovic battled it out for over 6 hours of top quality p - read more »

Poker News: Interviews Poker Pro and Tournament Master Kathy Liebert - 15 May 2005, the internet's leading source of free poker gifts, cash rebates, and pro interviews, talks to poker pro Kathy Liebert. Kathy was the first female poker player to win $1,000,000 in a poker tournament.Fresh off her victory in the WPPA's Battle of the Sexes, Kathy sat down with to discuss - read more »

4,500 college students vie for poker gold - 15 May 2005
Alisha Backus, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Illinois at Springfield, faces an important exam: the College Poker Championship semifinals.She's one of some 4,500 students who will be in front of their computers Sunday trying to make the cut in an online poker competition that began eight months ago, the Ch - read more »

BayWatch Star Traci Bingham Proclaimed Online Poker Room's Spokester - 12 May 2005
When celebrity Traci Bingham enters a room, men and women alike cannot help but gaze. She captivates every person she meets and entrances them with her exotic beauty and high energy level.Appealing to Empire Poker's "core demographic," Traci Bingham is the website's new spokesgirl. The online poker websiteplans on usin - read more »

Las Vegas Sands in Manchester United deal - 10 May 2005
Las Vegas Sands Corp., owner of the Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas, has partnered with English football club Manchester United to build a resort and casino near the team's Old Trafford stadium.Financial terms weren't disclosed.The company said the proposal includes plans for a five-star luxury hotel, restaurants, - read more »

Genting acts on gambling shift in U.K. - 09 May 2005
Genting, Asia's biggest publicly traded casino operator, has announced plans to combine its stakes in Stanley Leisure and London Clubs International, part of a strategy to expand in Britain's gambling industry.The move will enhance the company's "ability to leverage its investments in the U.K. and expand its leisure an - read more »

Bingo Site Offers New Computers to Its Players - 09 May 2005
Kiwi Bingo (, a long standing and well respected online bingo site, is giving ten players brand new computers over the coming weeks. Originally launched in 2001, Kiwi Bingo has gone from strength to strength since it's re-launch in late 2003 on the Playtech Bingo software.This promotion comes h - read more »

Anna Benson to Compete in 2005 WSOP? - 09 May 2005
Anna Benson, wife of New York Mets relief pitcher Kris Benson, and one of the 100 sexiest women alive according to FHM; is rumored to be set to enter the 2005 World Series of Poker. Binion's Horseshoe Casino will host this year's WSOP July 7-15.Known as 'Baseball's hottest wife, Anna Benson has gained notoriety through - read more »

New Keno Ball Draw Devices for Skycity Darwin Results in Unique Solutions for Oz Property - 09 May 2005
Australia's Skycity Darwin has installed new keno ball draw devices for their territory -wide keno draw, in order to reduce staff labour times and enhance customer appeal.“Skycity Darwin and TABCORP installed the two Tripp Plastic keno ball draw devices in early April, which are now used to draw keno games for the enti - read more »

US woman wins over $1.8 million at Swiss Casino - 06 May 2005
The weekend was an eventful and lucky period for US player Carri.M, who hit a record-breaking US$ 1,853,875.84 on a bet of $16 last Saturday playing Playtech's 8 line progressive Gold Rally at Swiss previous record for online progressive jackpot wins was held by a European player who won €1,453,610. - read more »

Push Made To Legalize Poker In N.C. - 06 May 2005
Texas Holdem may be sweeping the nation as the newest parlor game, but it and other versions of poker are still illegal in North Carolina.That has prompted some poker aficionados and organizers of an area poker league to push for legalizing the card game in the Tar Heel State. More than 2,100 people participate in the - read more »

$22.5 million LOTTO Super 7 jackpot - 06 May 2005
LOTTO SUPER 7 bonus draws continue with tonight's jackpot at $22.5 million! Over the last four weeks this series of bonus draws has offered jackpots of $12.5 million, $15 million, $17.5 million, $20 million and now tonight's big $22.5 million prize. Players can purchase tickets at authorized Ontario Lottery and Gaming - read more »

Nicole Miller Debuts Lingerie Collection at Scores - 06 May 2005
Judging from recent fashion events, it would appear that love (ok, sex) is in the air. First Patricia Field unveiled her Fall 2005 collection in a Times Square peep show-style affair. Then, on Tuesday night, Nicole Miller followed suit by launching her new lingerie collection at Scores strip club on Manhattan's West Si - read more »

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Unveils New Website - 06 May 2005
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores, Washington proudly announces the unveiling of their newly renovated website. Quinault selected Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. for the online restoration project. The new exquisitely designed website is as helpful as aesthetically pleasing. Visitors view and within se - read more »

YAHOO! Games To Unveil New Multiplayer Web-To-Wireless Games at E3 Expo - 04 May 2005
Yahoo! Games, the leading online games site[1], will make its mark at this year's E3 Expo, May 18-20, by showing off the next generation of multiplayer gaming. At the show, Yahoo! Games will be featuring Yahoo! Poker, a multiplayer, cross-platform game, fulfilling a promise made earlier in the year to bring PC-to-mobil - read more »

More than 100 delegates from 27 countries attended to the conference - 04 May 2005
All parties inputting into the proposed EU Services Directive on gambling must try to take a wider view, not the current US/EU centric thinking that currently pervades, was the message emanating from the first annual European Gambling Briefing held in Brussels, 25-26 April More than 100 delegates from 27 countries atte - read more »

France close to allowing online casino gambling - 04 May 2005
Online Casino gambling has long been popular in Europe. In some respects the online casino legislation may change sooner in Europe and the UK than in the US. French online casinos are no exception to this rule. The French online casino business has been in full swing for several years. It is estimated that the French g - read more »

Paris Hilton Yearning for Simpler Life - 04 May 2005
For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real. In person, what you see - glammed up, glammed down, hair extensions in, hair extensions out - is what you get. She doesn't hide her silly spoils, like her dog's designer carrying case, and ha - read more »

Britepoker Announces Launch of Poker DVD Affiliate Program - 04 May 2005
Britepoker announces the launch of its poker DVD affiliate program for webmasters. The program offers members $10 revenue sharing for each completed DVD sale. As of May 2, 2005 sales conversion ratios are converting near and above 2%. Brite Poker Affiliate members will find an easy to use "affiliate control panel" with - read more »

Acquisition of - 03 May 2005
The board of Gaming Corporation plc ("Gaming Corporation"), the owner of the UK's number 1 gaming website, announces the acquisition of Newbold Enterprises Limited (“Newbold”) the owner of is the global leader in casino, poker, and sports betting search since 1997. Income is - read more »

Wynn's new $2.7 billion Las Vegas hotel opens - 01 May 2005
Gambling impresario Steve Wynn has finally delivered. His $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas debuted early Thursday morning to hundreds of eager people clamoring to get the first glimpse of this city's newest attraction and the most expensive megaresort ever built here.They fanned out everywhere after the doors opened, swarmi - read more »

LuminOre Coatings are a Safe Bet for Wynn Las Vegas - 01 May 2005
This week's grand opening of the new $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas -- built by Steve Wynn -- has completely energized Las Vegas, and the new mega-resort's architectural artistry and elegant sophistication has literally been the talk of the town. Creating an environment that insiders say ‘must be experienced to be underst - read more »

On Line Gambling Stocks Surge as Trade Gambling Slows GBGC 50 Continues to Outperform FTSE & DOW - 01 May 2005
Online gambling stocks such as Sportingbet (SBT.L) and BetandWin (BWIN.VI) have soared to become the leading growth stocks in the GBGC-50 Index of leading gambling stocks by market capitalisation.BetandWin has been the on line phenomenon moving from 42nd place in January to 19th place in April 2005 just above 20th plac - read more » Monitors Betting on the 2005 UK General Elections - 01 May 2005
With the UK general elections only days away, betting on the political race has practically become a bigger event than the actual election itself. Based on current betting trends, online betting exchange, BetFair, seems to indicate that Tony Blair will be returned to power - albeit with a vastly reduced majority from 1 - read more »